Harare (New Ziana) – Emirates airlines said on Thursday it will resume flights to Zimbabwe, and four other African countries, at the end of this month.
Emirates suspended flights to Zimbabwe in November last year after the discovery of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 in South Africa.
In a statement, the airline said it will fly to Harare six times a week, and also resume flights to South Africa, Zambia, Kenya and Tanzania.
“All passengers traveling from Emirates’ African network with Dubai as their final destination require a 48 hour PCR test. Passengers must present a valid negative Covid‑19 PCR test certificate with a QR code for a test conducted at an approved facility, and validity must be calculated from the time the sample was collected,” the airline said.
“Upon arrival in Dubai, passengers will undergo an additional Covid‑19 PCR test and remain in self quarantine until the test results are received.”
Emirates said it will fly to three South African cities – Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban – and run 10 weekly flights to Nairobi.
The airline will also fly daily to Addis Ababa from 30 January, and five days per week to Tanzania.